In 2017 11-year-old Harrison Ballantyne from Crick and Guilsborough Academy tragically lost his life when he was electrocuted by overhead power cables whilst retrieving a lost football from Daventry International Rail Freight Terminal (DIRFT).
Keen to raise awareness of rail safety and the dangers of trespassing, a short film called Harrison’s Story was produced as part of the You vs. Train campaign in collaboration with the Harrison Ballantyne Foundation. Please watch if you haven't www.youvstrain.co.uk/film/harrisons-story
On Friday, 31 March, I was proud to help launch the Rail Safe Friendly Initiative which aims to improve rail safety education, including both obvious and hidden dangers, in all UK schools. Guilsborough students, particularly those who knew Harrison, have been heavily involved in the launch of the initiative and helped to design the above logo. A big well done to everyone involved- you should all be incredibly proud of yourselves.
Follow this link to read more about the initiative:
Follow this link to visit Harrison's page: harrisonballantyne.org